Literacy in the Early Grades Book

Literacy in the Early Grades

  • Author : Gail E. Tompkins
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release Date : 2014-05-27
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780133570625

Literacy in the Early Grades Excerpt :

Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Literacy in the Early Grades and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0133831469 . In Literacy in the Early Grades, 4/e, Gail Tompkins, long recognized as a leader in the field of literacy education, presents research-based, practical help for getting every child off to a successful start in literacy–and for helping new and experienced teachers ensure they’re prepared to pass their licensure exams. The focus is exclusively on he developmental needs of children in Pre-K through grade 4, and on the skills and strategies teachers need to guide them to become successful, fluent readers and writers. In it, teachers get research-based, practical directives supported by authentic student examples of sound literacy instruction and assessment, along with unsurpassed classroom applications in the form of authentic classroom vignettes, student work samples, mini lessons, assessment tools, video case studies, and a compendium of instructional procedures. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, interactive activities, and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party

Literacy for Young Children Book

Literacy for Young Children

  • Author : Priscilla L. Griffith
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2008-03-13
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412951999

Literacy for Young Children Excerpt :

This research-based guidebook offers PreK and kindergarten teachers easy-to-implement activities to develop oral language, phonological and print awareness, emergent writing, and comprehension skills in diverse classrooms.

Literacy Development in Early Childhood Book

Literacy Development in Early Childhood

  • Author : Beverly Otto
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-14
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478638995

Literacy Development in Early Childhood Excerpt :

Widely recognized as a leading text in its field, this popular guide explores literacy development beginning in infancy and through fourth grade. The latest edition continues to prepare teachers to create and implement literacy-rich curricula in early childhood classrooms, while providing updates to federal legislation and highlighting the impact of state standards on educational settings. Recent technology is integrated into activities used to enhance literacy competencies. Throughout the book, the author’s approach to reflective teaching empowers teachers to become effective decision makers and thoughtful mediators in children’s transactions with literacy. A conceptual and theoretical foundation for describing reading and writing processes is followed by research-based descriptions of the signs of emergent literacy and developmentally appropriate instructional strategies. The emphasis on linguistic and cultural diversity includes an array of approaches for supporting English language learners. Chapter extension activities challenge readers to apply concepts through observation, research, curriculum development, and discussion. Sample observation and assessment forms assist in determining children’s progress in developing literacy.

Play and Literacy in Early Childhood Book

Play and Literacy in Early Childhood

  • Author : Kathleen A. Roskos
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351553964

Play and Literacy in Early Childhood Excerpt :

This volume brings together studies, research syntheses, and critical commentaries that examine play-literacy relationships from cognitive, ecological, and cultural perspectives. The cognitive view focuses on mental processes that appear to link play and literacy activities; the ecological stance examines opportunities to engage in literacy-related play in specific environments; and the social-cultural position stresses the interface between the literacy and play cultures of home, community, and the school. Examining play from these diverse perspectives provides a multidimensional view that deepens understanding and opens up new avenues for research and educational practice. Each set of chapters is followed by a critical review by a distinguished play scholar. These commentaries' focus is to hold research on play and literacy up to scrutiny in terms of scientific significance, methodology, and utility for practice. A Foreword by Margaret Meek situates these studies in the context of current trends in literacy learning and instruction. Earlier studies on the role of play in early literacy acquisition provided considerable information about the types of reading and writing activities that children engage in during play and how this literacy play is affected by variables such as props, peers, and adults. However, they did not deal extensively, as this book does, with the functional significance of play in the literacy development of individual children. This volume pushes the study of play and literacy into new areas. It is indispensable reading for researchers and graduate students in the fields of early childhood education and early literacy development.

Literacy for the 21st Century  Pearson New International Edition Book

Literacy for the 21st Century Pearson New International Edition

  • Author : Gail E. Tompkins
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Language arts (Elementary)
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 1292041544

Literacy for the 21st Century Pearson New International Edition Excerpt :

As the market leader in literacy education, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach, continues to evolve in providing the most contemporary and practical approaches for literacy instruction. This carefully organized and thoroughly applied text is written to ensure that readers understand the current theories behind and the critical components of instruction for teaching reading and writing as complementary in the development of literacy. Readers are treated to a philosophical approach that not only balances the why, what, and how of teaching literacy but also offers practical pedagogy-teaching strategies and instructional procedures-that foster thoughtful teacher preparation and ensures alignment to the literacy goals teachers are responsible to teach. New text features model practices that support diverse populations, instruction driven by sound classroom assessment, and new literacy strategies that will help teachers transform literacy learning with digital devices.Integrating the best of what we know about teaching reading and writing, and implementing the ideas that will lead us into the future of education, the Sixth Edition of this popular introductory text provides the balance teachers need to be successful in the classroom.

Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education Book

Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education

  • Author : Claire McLachlan
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-04
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139789950

Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education Excerpt :

Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy teaching and learning. The book explores the continuum of literacy learning and children's transitions from early childhood settings to junior primary classrooms and then to senior primary and beyond. Reader-friendly and accessible, this book equips pre-service teachers with the theoretical underpinnings and practical strategies to teach literacy. It places the 'reading wars' firmly in the past as it examines contemporary research and practices. The book covers important topics such as assessment, multiliteracies, reading difficulties and diverse classrooms. Each chapter includes learning objectives, reflective questions and definitions of key terms to engage and assist readers. Written by an expert author team and featuring real-world examples from literacy teachers and learners, the book will help pre-service teachers feel confident teaching literacy to diverse age groups and abilities.

The Daily 5 Book
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The Daily 5

  • Author : Gail Boushey
  • Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571104298

The Daily 5 Excerpt :

Describes the philosophy of the Daily 5 teaching structure and includes a collection of literacy tasks for students to complete daily.

Handbook of Early Literacy Research Book

Handbook of Early Literacy Research

  • Author : Susan B. Neuman
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-05-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462532964

Handbook of Early Literacy Research Excerpt :

Current research increasingly highlights the role of early literacy in young children's development--and facilitates the growth of practices and policies that promote success among diverse learners. The Handbook of Early Literacy Research presents cutting-edge knowledge on all aspects of literacy learning in the preschool years. Volume 1 covers such essential topics as major theories of early literacy; writing development; understanding learning disabilities, including early intervention approaches; cultural and socioeconomic contexts of literacy development; and tutoring programs and other special intervention efforts.

Literacy in the Early Grades Book

Literacy in the Early Grades

  • Author : Gail E. Tompkins
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN 10 : 0137027877

Literacy in the Early Grades Excerpt :

The third edition of Literacy in the Early Grades: A Successful Start for PreK-4 Readers and Writers is the book that helps you get every student off to a successful start in literacy. Gail Tompkins, the leader in the field of literacy education, focuses her attention exclusively on the needs of students in PreKindergarten through Grade 4, and on the teachers who will prepare them for reading and writing success. With unsurpassed classroom application in the form of authentic classroom vignettes, student work samples, minilessons, assessment tools, video case studies, and the Compendium of Instructional Procedures, the third edition continues to cover the information new and experienced teachers need to know to teach literacy effectively, and follows this information with the specific strategies to use in the classroom to develop successful readers and writers in the primary grades. NEW FEATURES: NEW! Reality Check: Time Management sections in chapters help you manage your time to better prepare primary grades students for literacy learning. NEW! Nurturing English Learner sections in chapters focus on ways to scaffold students who are learning to read and write at the same time they're learning to speak English. NEW! If Children Struggle features help you determine what to do after assessments to help primary grades students who continue to struggle with reading and writing. NEW! PreK Practices notes throughout chapters draw your attention to the particular needs of preschoolers. These notes point to the most appropriate strategies and adaptations to meet the needs of the youngest literacy learners.

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children Book
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Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1998-07-22
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309064187

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children Excerpt :

While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors. Recommendations address the identification of groups of children at risk, effective instruction for the preschool and early grades, effective approaches to dialects and bilingualism, the importance of these findings for the professional development of teachers, and gaps that remain in our understanding of how children learn to read. Implications for parents, teachers, schools, communities, the media, and government at all levels are discussed. The book examines the epidemiology of reading problems and introduces the concepts used by experts in the field. In a clear and readable narrative, word identification, comprehension, and other processes in normal reading development are discussed. Against the background of normal progress, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children examines factors that put children at risk of poor reading. It explores in detail how literacy can be fostered from birth through kindergarten and the primary grades, including evaluation of philosophies, systems, and materials commonly used to teach reading.



  • Author : Amber K. Gove
  • Publisher : RTI Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-28
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781934831083


The Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) measures students' progress towards reading. EGRA gauges early literacy skills through a 15-minute individual oral assessment of five fundamental reading skills. RTI worked with education experts to develop the EGRA in 2006, and it has been piloted and implemented in more than 40 countries. This volume aims to take stock of the substantial amount of information and experience generated through the use of EGRA, and to share this knowledge with practitioners, policymakers, and international donors. Chapters cover not only particular applications of the instrument but also put EGRA in the context of broader issues and developments in literacy and education.

Best Practices in Early Literacy Instruction Book

Best Practices in Early Literacy Instruction

  • Author : Diane M. Barone
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-09-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462511778

Best Practices in Early Literacy Instruction Excerpt :

Bringing together prominent scholars, this book shows how 21st-century research and theory can inform everyday instructional practices in early childhood classrooms (PreK-3). Coverage includes foundational topics such as alphabet learning, phonological awareness, oral language development, and learning to write, as well as cutting-edge topics such as digital literacy, informational texts, and response to intervention. Every chapter features guiding questions; an overview of ideas and findings on the topic at hand; specific suggestions for improving instruction, assessment, and/or the classroom environment; and an engrossing example of the practices in action.

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners Book

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners

  • Author : Ann M. Selmi
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483322551

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners Excerpt :

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners: Integrating Play and Literacy Activities is designed to teach early childhood professionals about the latest research on play and early literacy and then to show them practical methods for adapting this research to everyday classroom practices that will encourage the development of learning skills. The authors link solid, play-based research to specific developmentally appropriate practices. By combining these two areas, the text demonstrates that academic learning and play activities are highly compatible, and that children can and do develop academic skills through play. In addition, the text focuses on socio-dramatic play, a recently acknowledged, essential aspect of child-initiated play interactions. It provides specific strategies that link these interactive behaviors with the early academic skills needed for the initial primary grades. Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.

Teaching Disciplinary Literacy in Grades K 6 Book

Teaching Disciplinary Literacy in Grades K 6

  • Author : Sarah M. Lupo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000433906

Teaching Disciplinary Literacy in Grades K 6 Excerpt :

Accessible and engaging, this text provides a comprehensive framework and practical strategies for infusing content-area instruction in math, social studies, and science into literacy instruction for grades K-6. Throughout ten clear thematic chapters, the authors introduce an innovative Content-Driven Integration (CDI) model and a roadmap to apply it in the classroom. Each chapter provides invaluable tools and techniques for pre-service classroom teachers to create a quality integrated thematic unit from start to finish. Features include Chapter Previews, Anticipation Guides, Questions to Ponder, Teacher Spotlights, "Now You Try it" sections, and more. Using authentic examples to highlight actual challenges and teacher experiences, this text illustrates what integrating high-quality, rich content-infused literacy looks like in the real world. Celebrating student diversity, this book discusses how to meet a wide variety of students’ needs, with a focus on English Language Learners, culturally and linguistically diverse students, and students with reading and writing difficulties. A thorough guide to disciplinary integration, this book is an essential text for courses on disciplinary literacy, elementary/primary literacy, and English Language Arts (ELA) methods, and is ideal for pre-service and in-service ELA and literacy teachers, as well as consultants, literacy scholars, and curriculum specialists.

Teach Smarter Book

Teach Smarter

  • Author : Vanessa J. Levin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-06-02
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119698890

Teach Smarter Excerpt :

Discover new, practical methods for teaching literacy skills in your early childhood classroom. Has teaching early literacy skills become a stumbling block to getting your preschool students kindergarten ready? Break out of the tired “letter of the week” routine and learn how to transform your lessons with fun and effective techniques. Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers will equip teachers to infuse every aspect of their teaching with exciting hands-on literacy teaching methods that engage students and help them build authentic connections with books, so that 100% of their students will have a strong literacy foundation and will be fully prepared for success in kindergarten and beyond. Respected author Vanessa Levin, veteran early childhood educator and author of the “Pre-K Pages” blog, breaks down the research and translates it into realistic, actionable steps you can take to improve your teaching. Features specific examples of teaching techniques and activities that engage students in hands-on, experiential learning during circle time, centers, and small groups. Offers a simple, four-step system for teaching literacy skills, based on the foundational principles of early literacy teaching Demonstrates how to build your confidence in your ability to get 100% of your students ready for kindergarten, long before the end of the school year Understand the problems with traditional literacy teaching and identify gaps in your current teaching practice with this valuable resource.